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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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May 27, 2015 SEC fines Deutsche Bank for accounting irregularities in crisis

Source: Reuters

U.S. officials said Deutsche Bank misstated its financial accounts during the peak of the financial crisis and fined the bank $55 million to settle the long-running probe into the valuation of complex derivatives.

May 27, 2015 EU carbon market expects price rise for first time in four years

Source: Reuters

Participants in the European Union’s carbon market expect average prices to rise for the first time in four years, an annual survey published by the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) showed on Tuesday.

May 27, 2015 Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

Source: CNN Money

A "sophisticated" organized crime syndicate used the IRS website to steal tax forms full of personal financial information on 104,000 taxpayers, the agency said Tuesday.

Research & Insights

May 22, 2015 The massive generational divide on America’s role in the world

Source: Fortune

So, what role do Americans want their government to play? I asked 1,044 adults (representative of the U.S. population according to age and sex) 10 questions about America’s role in the world. They were then asked to choose which...

April 30, 2015 Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats failing on climate change, report claims

Source: The Guardian

Elizabeth Warren consistently ranks as a leader of the liberal left, but when it comes to climate change the Massachusetts senator and many other prominent Democrats are lagging behind, a new report claims, and are not taking the...

April 13, 2015 California's New Era of Heat Destroys All Previous Records

Source: Bloomberg

The California heat of the past 12 months is like nothing ever seen in records going back to 1895. The 12 months before that were similarly without precedent. And the 12 months before that? A freakishly hot year, too.

Commentary & Opinion

May 27, 2015 What Would Ronald Reagan Do About Climate Change?

Source: Forbes

What would Reagan do?” (WWRD?) is a commonplace query on the right, and recently it has been applied to the vexing issue of climate change. It has been pointed out that Reagan embraced the 1987 Montreal Protocol that phased out...

May 22, 2015 If you're ever tempted to say, 'My vote doesn't matter . . .'

Source: Friday Flyer

Does every vote count? Can one vote really make a difference? Can one vote make or break an election?

May 21, 2015 How an American With a Knack for Math Saved India From Famine

Source: Bloomberg Business

Lester Brown has spent his career making shrewd projections about the food, water, and energy people need to survive, and pushing governments to respond. None of this math brings tears to his eyes except the time in 1965 he made...


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